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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 02:48 PM
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8 Muslims arrested for damaging Dhaka sculpture
Source: Associated Press

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) Police in Bangladesh's capital arrested eight members of a hard-line Islamic group for damaging a large outdoor sculpture of a group of white storks, an official said Sunday.

Alam Badshah, a Dhaka Metropolitan Police official, said the men were arrested late Saturday during the attack in Dhaka's Motijheel commercial district. All eight are members of the little-known Muslim group Ulama Anjumane Al Baiyeniat, he said.

Members of the group, which considers sculptures to be a form of idol worship, clashed with security officials who stopped their attack on the statue, he said.

The men, armed with shovels and hammers, damaged the stone base of the 41-foot (12.5-meter) sculpture of six storks after they were unable to pull it down with ropes, Badshah said.



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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 02:49 PM
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1. They are SO not going to be allowed back in that museum. n/t
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 03:05 PM
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2. Actually, it's an outdoor, public (and purely secular) sculpture. n/t
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ben_meyers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 03:13 PM
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3. What's the agenda in pointing out that they were Muslim?
Shouldn't they just be called members of a "rival group" like we do in this country?

This will only go to inflame the anti-Muslim passions.
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 04:01 PM
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4. they are bad muslims.
like that westboro bad 'christian', or bad jews.

not good that these little splinter groups are getting frisky tho.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 04:37 PM
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5. if they weren't fundie Muslims
would they have tried to destroy these statutes?


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Lucky Luciano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 05:08 PM
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6. These are psychotic muslims that are doing the deed in the name of islam
much like when the taliban destroyed the large Bhudda statues in Afghanistan.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 05:12 PM
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7. Because of their delusion (aka RELIGION, which is Muslim) they did this stupid cowardly act
If they weren't Muslims, they wouldn't have done it
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Dorian Gray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 08:07 PM
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11. And yet there are hundreds of millions of muslims
the world over who didn't perpetrate this act.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 09:19 PM
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12. There are lots of people in any religion who don't perpetrate acts that others do
There are Christians who don't kill homosexuals, or try to cure them

There are Muslims who don't practice Sharia law

There are Jews who don't stone adulterers

But there are those who do - and it is religiously motivated when it happens.

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The disconnect is within the religion somewhere - a reconciliation with modernity and the ancient texts.

That is why I levy the charges against religion itself.

If it caused this mess, it can clean it up

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Alamuti Lotus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 10:01 PM
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15. Really?
You're telling me that aimless youths need some kind of great cosmic justification for vandalism now?
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 06:47 PM
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8. Because that was their motivation.
They committed the act in the name of and inspired by their fundamentalist brand of Islam, so it's entirely appropriate to point it out.

A better question would be why you feel it would be better to obfuscate it?
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Acadia Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 07:53 PM
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9. 13th centrury religion......
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 08:04 PM
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10. ::facepalm::
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 09:27 PM
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13. the statue stood since 1989. What was at the intersection before then ?


WAIT !
are these the same nutjobs that were offended by an oversize tea pot,cups and saucers ?

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BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-30-08 09:52 PM
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14. Monumental dumb-asses- n/t
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